And the big news is…I have decided to retire pro MMA.

by Mark on Jan.14, 2011, under Blog

Hello everyone,

This morning at 7:50am I went to the A Channel studio to go live on TV to announce my retirement. The WRECK MMA fight  coming up Jan 28th will be my last MMA fight. I decided to take a step back and work on my weaknesses, I will still be competing in BJJ tournaments, in 2011 I will compete in 4 tournaments. Also I will have a Thailand trip planned to go fight pro Muay Thai sometime in 2011.

It has been 10 years that I have been competing in martial arts, 5 years in pro MMA. For me martial arts is a way of life and its all about the journey.

Another big announcement is that I will be opening a martial arts academy.

I think this is a smart move that will allow me to improve and expand my knowledge in martial arts.

Ever since I started martial arts at 15 years old, I always had a plan: train, fight, go as far as I can in the fight game and open a gym.

So here we go, on Jan 28th in my hometown, I will be fighting MMA for my last time. I am very happy to fight for my last time in front of my hometown.

Hope to see you all there! Thank you for all the support, its been great run and I loved everyone minute of it. I have no regrets and I really appreciate all the support and love from my fans.

I will be posting again on the weekend about my thoughts of the fight against Showtime.

Take care everyone,


2 Comments for this entry

  • Seb

    Good luck on all your future endeavors. I’m sure you put in a lot of thought into your decision which is why I will always support you no matter what.

    Opening up a gym is big news. You are a great teacher so I’m sure your success in the ring will translate in your successes as a coach.

  • Switzer

    You have brought me to my feet many times arms raised…. screaming with delight at every win and feeling like I had lost myself with when it didnt go our way. All the best Mark. See yah soon

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